from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A road or trail suitable for pack-animals, but not for vehicles.
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I looked longingly up the valley, but my way turned off to the right, following the pack-road to the ferry at Fulin.
And now woe to the unwary or to the newcomer who thinks our heather-covered moors are all plain sailing! for along them run long lines of ruts, the remains of the old pack-road of the Middle Ages, worn by the traffic of centuries and now covered deep in purple heath.
The road they were following scarcely deserved the name; being a pack-road, or mere bridle-path; and so sleep was the ascent, that it was necessary to zigzag nearly a dozen times, before the summit of the ridge could be attained.